An October 2016 article in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy has outlined the benefits of vitamin C and E supplementation in persons aged 65 or older. It was found that those who took the supplements were at a significantly lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other form of cognitive deficiency later in life. This study has helped push forward with the idea that supplementation with vitamins, rather than just prescription medications, will help us age better.
- The current investigation included 5,269 men and women who were free of dementia upon enrollment in the Canadian Study of Health and Aging from 1991 to 1992.
- the risk was 23% lower among those who used either or both vitamins. Evaluation of the effects of using either vitamin alone resulted in associations with similar risk reductions.
- This study supports a protective role of vitamin E and C supplements in the risk for Alzheimer’s disease and all-cause dementia.
“The current investigation included 5,269 men and women who were free of dementia upon enrollment in the Canadian Study of Health and Aging from 1991 to 1992.”